In the past, Freelancing jobs have never been considered as a secure job since there is no definite or fixed income; monthly or yearly. Moreover, the chances of getting freelance jobs had also been slim in the past. However, today, the market for freelance jobs has shown definite improvement since employers all around the world have realized the cost-benefits of hiring freelancers for roles that don’t require them to be physically present at the workplace. On the other hand, freelancers are also enjoying the cost-benefits of freelancing jobs including travel-cost savings. If you are a freelancer; particular a freelancer writer, then this article will give you some handy freelance tips that you can look upon for making good amount of money from home.
Out of different freelance jobs available today; one of the most common one is the job of freelance writers. Freelance writers are also sometimes called as ghost writers. If you are one of these ghost writers, then do have a look at the following freelance tips; they are really handy:
Don’t Forget your Clients:
One very useful freelance tip is to never forget your clients. Your clients may or may not forget you depending upon the quality of service you provided and the amount of work they have to offer. Whenever you work with a client, add their details to your database or contact list; mentioning their name, business nature, contact address, description of the work you did for them etc. At least maintain a list of clients you have worked within the past six months. Remember that once you have finished working for a client, they will move on. The way to get more tasks from them is to remind them that you still are there and are available for work; otherwise they may hire a new writer since there are more than enough freelance writers available.
Make a Visiting Card in the form of a Package:
Another useful freelance tip is to make an attractive package that you can send to potential buyers of your writing services. Your package should include links to your blogs or websites, sample of your writing on a diverse range of topics or specific topic based upon the domain in which the buyers work your profile etc. In short, you need to make an impression when you introduce yourself as a freelance writer.
Give a Sample for Free
One important freelance tip for writers is to write a promotion article free of charge for the buyers. This may require little time but it is worth spending. Buyers get really attracted when you provide them with a sample of what they are really looking for. If you are a writer; then do contact a potential client with your package and a sample article written specifically for the buyer.
New Writers: Contact as Many Clients as you can
Fresh freelance writer may find it very difficult to get a job since they don’t have any prior experience or much to attract the client. One useful freelance tip is to attract the buyers/clients with lower prices and high quality writing services. Moreover, fresh writers should contact as many writers as possible in a single day; let’s say more than 20 potential clients a day.
Don’t Just Write; Do Reading as Well:
One extremely important freelance tip for writers is to read at least five to ten different articles/ magazine excerpts or newspaper articles in a day. If you don’t read, you will get used to a very similar writing style and you won’t be able to add innovation to your writing style. Your vocabulary will become limited and you won’t be able to offer something different to the buyers.
These are some of the most useful freelance tips; particularly for the writers. Freelancers do require some time to get settled and get more clients; this requires patience, self-motivation, dedication and a positive attitude towards work. But once freelance writers get going, they really get busy in work at healthy pay rates.